Meet the Lander & Rock Springs Hearing Specialists at Intermountain Audiology Hearing Clinics of Wyoming
Over 15,000 Lives With a Hearing Impairment Improved Since 1976
The Lander and Rock Springs hearing specialists of Intermountain Audiology Hearing Clinics of Wyoming understand the life-altering impact that hearing loss can have. We strive to offer you the most advanced and effective audiological treatments available today, including hearing aids, hearing loss rehabilitation, tinnitus treatment, and more. Our goal is to help you restore your hearing clarity and eliminate the sense of isolation that hearing loss can cause.
Come experience Intermountain Audiology Hearing Clinics of Wyoming! You will see for yourself that our Lander and Rock Springs hearing specialists provide award-winning hearing care in Lander, Rock Springs, Green River, North Rock Springs, Eden, Farson, Rawlins, Purple Sage, Kemmerer, Evanston, Pine Dale, Jefferson City, Riverton, Arapahoe, Dubois, Thermopolis, Boulder Flats, and Fort Washakie, WY.
Meet the Lander & Rock Springs Hearing Specialists of Intermountain Audiology Hearing Clinics of Wyoming…
Hearing Instrument Specialist
My name is Craig Burkey. I have been working for High Country Hearing, and now Intermountain Audiology since 2006. I grew up in Casper, WY, but moved to the Wind River Valley in 2003.
Before pursuing a career in hearing care I was an Optician both in Casper and in Riverton. In my time as an Optician, and now as a Nationally Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist, I realize how important our senses are to living an active life.
Whether vision, or now hearing, the work I do with patients is an uplifting and rewarding endeavor in keeping patients connected to their friends and family with restored senses. I enjoy seeing a patient’s face light up when they hear new things for the first time (or first time in years)….and that is priceless!
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Eric W. Nilsson
BC-HIS Nationally Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist
To be perfectly honest, when I was growing up, I was dead set on becoming a professional golfer. Hearing was the family business, but I saw myself as more of an Arnold Palmer, and aside from helping out occasionally in the office, I never really envisioned myself in this position. But of course, serendipity knew better than I did. While I went off to college on a golf scholarship, I ended up graduating with a wife, a little boy, and an internship with my dad at Nilsson Hearing.
When my wife and I found out we were having twins a little later, I wanted to continue my internship with my dad and have the ability to stay with my growing family every day. My father had been an amazing role model for me. He was always there for us and came to every school event or sports game. In a nutshell, he supported every dream I had, and I knew I wanted to be that kind of father for my son and our two new arrivals. So, I left golf behind, started work to become a Hearing Instrument Specialist, and never looked back.
The family business turned out to be even more enjoyable and fun than I had thought and I still look forward to each day on the job. After all, I get to meet people from all walks of life, hear their stories, and help them improve their lives. Family is so important to me (and working in a family business has its advantages there), so when I can help someone reconnect with their own family and experience a happier, fuller life… I’ve realized that there really isn’t a more rewarding feeling out there.
We have people come in who have been isolated from their friends and family for years. Some have had bad experiences, and others don’t even realize how isolated they are until we open the door for them. Restoring and improving hearing can have a total 180-degree effect on their lives. I’ve had some clients cry tears of joy in the office because they are so happy to once again feel that connection with their world. It’s an incredibly fulfilling feeling.
Of course, there are always some challenges along the way. We try so hard here, so on those rare occasions when we’re not able to quite reach a patient’s hearing goals and give them overall completeness, it can be a hard pill to swallow. There are only so many things we can do to help patients get around the barriers, but we will do whatever we can (and then some) to try and help.
And that inspires us to keep on growing. Our goal is to reach as many people looking for help as possible, and to help them reach the happiness they’ve been searching for. All of that passion for excellence comes along with the best hearing care and service possible. Without that, growth wouldn’t be worth it.
In and out of the clinic, I get to spend time with my amazing family. My wife and I met in college and were inseparable right from the first date. After ten years of marriage, we have four awesome little boys that love to explore the world with us. We all like to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. Fishing, camping, hiking– you name it, we’re doing it! And when it comes to sports, we’re all game. Right now, soccer is the family favorite although with basketball season picking up, soccer might have some competition. So far, we haven’t had the opportunity to really get them excited about golf, but I think I could swing them my way!
Looking back, I can’t help but think that while this might not have been the goal I’d been working towards when I first set out, it’s the career I was meant to pursue. Between the family I’m able to spend each day with, and the families we’re able to help, I know I’m on the right course.
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Kurt Mooney, BC-HIS
Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist
As the grandson of an internist, I always wanted to grow up and help people like my grandpa did. He practiced in Provo, Utah, for many years and was the original inspiration for my desire to provide quality patient care. After serving an LDS mission, I took a job as a medical assistant in a pediatric office and loved every minute of it. Seeing how the doctors and physician’s assistants interacted with the kids cultivated an even deeper desire in me to continue pursuing a career in the health field.
As my final year of undergraduate work loomed on the horizon, I took the opportunity to seek the advice of a friend who had become a physician’s assistant in the pediatric clinic where I worked. I wanted to know what I could do to prepare to take the GRE and which schools I should apply to. Before he would answer any of my questions, however, he made me answer a few of his own: why do you want to become a PA? Do you enjoy being able to spend time with your spouse? Are you willing to sacrifice that time with your family in order to further your career? I wanted to become a PA in order to truly help others and improve their quality of life. However, I was hesitant about sacrificing time with my spouse in order to further my career.
After answering his questions, he told me that I should consider a different type of health care if I truly wanted to help others without sacrificing time with family. His suggestion was hearing. After much thought and consideration, I took the plunge and started interning at a hearing clinic in Orem, Utah, and it was the best decision I have ever made! Having the opportunity to work one-on-one with patients to improve their hearing is the most rewarding experience imaginable.
Nothing makes me feel better than to see someone’s face light up when they hear the whisper of their loved one for the first time in 20 years. The icing on the cake is that at the end of the day, I can go home and enjoy time with my beautiful wife, Megan, and our year-old boy, Jackson. After becoming board-certified and coming to work at Nilsson Hearing Clinics, I can honestly say that there is no better establishment to improve your hearing health. Having worked with a few different practices, with no reservations whatsoever, I can tell you that this group uses the most cutting-edge technology and provides the highest quality of hearing care to their patients, bar none. I am looking forward to many more years of improving the quality of my patients’ lives!
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Award-Winning Lander & Rock Springs Hearing Specialists for Hearing Care, Hearing Loss Treatment, Hearing Aids & Tinnitus Treatment – Serving Lander, Rock Springs, Green River, North Rock Springs, Eden, Farson, Rawlins, Purple Sage, Kemmerer, Evanston, Pine Dale, Jefferson City, Riverton, Arapahoe, Dubois, Thermopolis, Boulder Flats, & Fort Washakie, WY